Guidelines for Getting Awesome Guest Blog Posts

Vertical Response

If you’re ready to add guest bloggers to your site, Zajechowski says you need to create some guidelines first to ensure the content fits your audience and that both you and the guest blogger get the most out of the partnership.

Developing Data Science as a Strategic Capability: Start With These Five Guidelines

Tech Bytes

Data science has been hyped as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Despite the excitement, there is a lot of apprehension about hiring and training data science talent, in part because of the struggle to define this capability within the context of an organization’s goals.

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Financial Services Selling Skills – Guidelines for Asking Questions

Tom Hopkins

Three Guidelines for Asking Questions Because asking good questions is such an integral part of good selling I’ve given the matter a lot of study and thought over the years. I’ve boiled down all that knowledge into three basic guidelines. Guideline #1. Establish a bond before you attempt to control the process with questions. Establishing [.] Related posts: The Advantages of a Career in Financial Services. The Financial Services Presentation.

Guidelines For Asking The Best Quality Questions In A Sales Meeting

MTD Sales Training

The brain is the most wonderful computer on the planet. In fact, it’s pretty much an insult to the brain to compare it to a computer. Even the most powerful computer built is left a distant second to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Sales Meetings ask the right sales questions great sales meetings Questioning Skills

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Mukesh Gupta

A good combination – Policies & Guidelines: I think what would be a better way to achieve our goals with policies is to have a mix of policies and guidelines. Some starting points to think about guidelines. For everything else, that depends on the judgement of the people in a given situation: Create guidelines for everything else & keep them simple to understand and easy to implement. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta. Do we still need policies.

5 Email Marketing Guidelines to Keep Holiday Campaigns on Track

Inside Campaigner

Take a look at these five email marketing guidelines to help keep your campaigns on track and on the top of your subscribers’ minds this holiday season: Review last year’s holiday campaigns.

CRM Survey (by Software Advice): Key Findings To Help You Choose Wisely


The resulting data is a valuable guideline for CRM developers, but more importantly we thought a recap of the survey and results merited a blog post because they mirror many of the discussions we have with prospects and customers [.]

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The Science and Art of Selling by Alen Mayer ? Blog Archive ? How.

The Science and Art of Selling

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Time to Drink from the Glass of Sales Optimism

Increase Sales

If you require some assistance, please use what I call the 4 Points to Sales Success (see below) along with the guidelines. Download Guidelines 4-pts-success-sales-tool-guidelines (PDF File). 2017 appears to be one of optimism if we believe a recent poll by Morning Consult.

If You Want to Make Certain to Get the best Results, Follow These Rules and Guidelines:

Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Blog

Tweet MASTERMIND GROUND RULES: • A mastermind is NOT a corporate meeting. • A mastermind is not a politically correct meeting – it’s wide open. •

12 Tips on How to Negotiate Successfully

The Sales Hunter

Below are 12 quick tips — or maybe I should say guidelines — you can use to […]. Many salespeople struggle with knowing how to negotiate successfully.

Developing a Social Media Policy and Guidelines

Social Media and Sales Strategy

Following is a direct excerpt out of our book of our social media policy and guidelines we call the Sociable! In our book Sociable! Stephen Jagger and I talk about the importance of having a set of guiding principles and policies for your organization as you enter the social media space.

Connecting With Customers In a Way That Scales

Sales and Marketing

We suggest some basic guidelines that sales and marketing professionals can use to begin doing just that. We suggest some basic guidelines that sales and marketing professionals can use to begin doing just that. Issue Date: 2016-04-11. Author: Baker Nanduru, CEO Delighterr.

Sales Pipeline Management: 5 Do’s and Don’ts


But there are some basic guidelines which, if followed, can set your feet firmly on the road to effective management of your own or (if you are in sales management) others’ pipelines. #1: Sales pipeline management is a broad and sometimes daunting subject. 1: Don’t enter inaccurate data into CRM. By this we don’t mean “never [.] The post Sales Pipeline Management: 5 Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.

Developing a Social Media Policy and Guidelines

Social Media and Sales Strategy

Following is a direct excerpt out of our book of our social media policy and guidelines we call the Sociable! Register for book tour and early release information on the the book here: Loading… Blogathon 2009 Internet Marketing and SEO Leadership Marketing and PR social media social media training blogathon shane gibson sociable book sociable shane gibson sociable stephen jagger social media guidelines social media policy In our book Sociable!

How Select and Implement a CRM Solution…and It Isn’t Easy


But these guidelines should help to get you started. Today, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions are everywhere. It has been suggested in recent data that CRM systems have been deployed in 90 percent of companies with more than 11 employees. The percentage drops to below 50% in enterprises with less than 11 employees.

How to Find Your Ideal Customer Profile


In our case we’re assisting contractors, but these guidelines could help anyone find their ideal customer. One of the toughest parts of owning and managing a business is finding and keeping reliable clients.

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How Women in Sales Boost the Bottom Line

No More Cold Calling

Yet, many sales leaders are not hiring enough women in sales , or providing support and guidelines for their careers. Wake up call for sales leaders: If you don’t have enough saleswomen on your team, you’re at a disadvantage. Women are just plain naturals at selling.

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Results You Can Achieve From The Visual Impact of Mind Maps

Fill the Funnel

Tony Buzan, the creator of mind mapping, outlined some guidelines for creating mind maps. Buzan understood that, and that is why his guidelines call for colorful visuals. Most of them focused on the visuals.

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Sales Leaders: Do You Know the Rules of Engagement?

The Sales Hunter

Are there rules or guidelines a sales leader needs to follow to be called a sales leader? What makes you a sales leader? And it starts with how you lead your people versus how you lead your customers. A sales manager is going to manage the customer. But a sales leader is going […].

New Leads Study Supports Quickness and Follow Up

Score More Sales

Creating a guideline for your team to follow can increase success of conversion. A sales leader asked me yesterday, “What do we do with the sales reps that are not following up on the 50% of leads coming in that don’t get called more than once?”.

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Inside Campaigner: Best Practices Harbor Mediocrity

Inside Campaigner

When you are new in anything, be it a new sport, new diet or a new marketing method, you rely on best practices as a guideline, a "how to." Sure, there are some guidelines. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Best Practices Harbor Mediocrity.

Email Is Still The Powerhouse!

Fill the Funnel

Use them responsibly, and within the accepted guidelines of the email industry and you will prosper. Ever wonder why your inbox is always jam-packed? Simple answer is: Email works! Don’t believe me? Every credible source is telling you the same thing.

Email Is Still The Powerhouse!

Fill the Funnel

Use them responsibly, and within the accepted guidelines of the email industry and you will prosper. Ever wonder why your inbox is always jam-packed? Simple answer is: Email works! Don’t believe me? Every credible source is telling you the same thing.

Sales Leadership Temperament of Assertive Part 28

Increase Sales

Overall results become secondary to how closely you followed the guidelines.” Have you ever met one of those “pushy” salespeople? Did you ever wonder why they were this way?

Compiling the Team To-Do Lists: How Far Ahead Can You Actually Plan?

The Productivity Pro

But you’re completely guideline-free for the more distant future. From that point, follow the guidelines of your NTD and Someday lists, and stay calmly flexible as you face the future.

SEO Isn’t Mystical


White Hat: SEO techniques that follow best practice guidelines and do not try to manipulate search engines. Black Hat: SEO techniques that do not follow best practice guidelines and attempt to trick search engines to unjustly boost results.

CMO Secrets to Impacting the Sales QBR

Sales Benchmark Index

Marketing can provide social selling guidelines and tools. Guideline Toolkit: Training and steps on how to leverage LinkedIn. World class B2B marketing organizations actively engage in Quarterly Business Review (QBR) meetings.

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Update to Facebook Promotions

Vertical Response

For more information on Facebook Promotions, consult their guidelines here. © Facebook announced today that they updated their Page Terms allowing businesses to run promotions directly on Page Timelines not just in apps as before.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Mukesh Gupta

One of the reason why brainstorms fail, is that there are no clear guidelines on who will be responsible for the ideas generated and how will we select the ideas that will move forward to the next steps. Prime for Creativity. People are generally not in mindset to be creative.

Four Steps to Successfully Bringing Products to Market

Sales Benchmark Index

Pricing Guidelines. Six months ago your company launched a new product. It didn’t produce the expected results. The buzz around the water cooler is that marketing botched it from the get-go. The sales team didn’t have a chance. And so the finger pointing begins.

[Message to Management]: The Plea of a Struggling Sales Rep

No More Cold Calling

Learn how your new hires do their best work, and set guidelines for how and when the two of you will communicate. Are you coaching your sales team, or leaving them to fend for themselves? “ I’m not whining.

The Teamwork Quandary: Deciding When It’s Necessary and When it’s Not

The Productivity Pro

When you have guidelines in place to ensure individual workflows mesh smoothly, you can all do your own thing, making most of your own decisions, and still function well as a team.

Webinar – 5 Best Practices to Improve the Performance of Underperforming Strategic Accounts

Chapman Group

Program Guidelines / Standard Operating Procedures (Rules of Engagement). Source: © 2013 The Chapman Group. All Rights Reserved. Follow us: @Chapman_HQ on Twitter | The-Chapman-Group on LinkedIn To say that businesses depend on the success of their most strategic accounts would be a hyperbolic understatement. Typically these customers represent less than 20% of an organization’s total customer population and generally account for over 80% of the total revenues.

How to Avoid The Impossible Quota

Sales Benchmark Index

Download our Quota Metrics Tool to see best in class Quota Setting Guidelines. It’s that time of year again. Last minute deals are being pushed through with discounts. Prospects aren’t responding to phone calls. And Sales Leaders are handed their 2013 goals by the CEO.

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It’s Time to Discover if You Are You Genuinely A Leader Or Merely A Manager?

Jonathan Farrington

Leaders develop guidelines with their team – they constantly enlarge the guidelines as the team becomes willing to accept more responsibility. “There is a difference between leadership and management. Leadership is of the spirit, management is of the mind.

How to Handle a Referral: A Step-by-Step Guideline By Mike Krause

Sales Training Advice

According to a Rain Today survey of over 200 businesses that hire service providers, referrals from trusted sources were the most important factor in a hiring decision. Ironically, handling referrals correctly is an often overlooked portion of business etiquette. Always Remember This… A referral is a vote of confidence. You have impressed someone (e.g. friend, colleague, client) enough with your services to the point where they feel compelled to recommend you to someone else.

Making Brainstorming Work

Mukesh Gupta

In my experience, I have found that brainstorming works best, when you allow individuals to ideate by themselves and then discuss all these ideas as a group, with clear guidelines on what is acceptable behaviour and what is not.

Book Review: How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett

Sales and Management Blog

Since we can’t go into great detail in a short, simple review, let me give the seven opening rules or guidelines the authors gleaned from their study of Buffett’s strategy: 1. Know the other guy’s money—knowing how the other person views money.

How to Fix Your Lead Problem

Sales Benchmark Index

Is the content maintaining your companies’ branding guidelines? #3: As a Marketing Leader, you are expected to contribute to the revenue goal. How much of this will come from new customers? Mature marketing organizations ex pect this number to be upwards of 30%.